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Wednesday, 05th August, 2020
Marie Brenner is an American author, investigative journalist and writer-at-large for Vanity Fair. She has also written for New York magazine, The New Yorker and the Boston Herald, and has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Her Vanity Fair article on tobacco insider Jeffrey Wigand, ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’, inspired the 1999 movie The Insider, starring Russell Crowe and Al Pacino. A Private War with Rosamund Pike as legendary war correspondent Marie Colvin was adapted from Brenner’s Marie Colvin’s Private War. Brenner has as well produced the documentary Where’s My Roy Cohn? Which was released in September 2019.
War and Peace:
Izzeldin Abuelaish in conversation with Marie Brenner
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish is a Palestinian-Canadian physician and an internationally recognised humanitarian, human rights and inspirational peace activist. He has dedicated his life to using health as a vehicle for peace, and, despite all odds, succeeded, aided by a great determination of spirit, strong faith, and a stalwart belief in hope and family. Dr. Abuelaish’ s book, I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity, an autobiography of his loss and transformation, has achieved worldwide critical acclaim. Published in 2010, currently in 24 different languages, and inspired by the loss of his three daughters – Bessan, Mayar, and Aya – and their cousin Noor to Israeli shelling on 16 January, 2009, the book has become an international and national bestseller. It has also become a testament to his commitment to forgiveness as the solution to conflict and the catalyst towards peace. In a moving and inspirational conversation with writer and journalist Marie Brenner, Abuelaish takes us through a saga of hatred and love, loss and forgiveness, despair and hope.